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Weekly Update from the SC State House - May 2014: The House joined the Senate for a Joint Assembly on Wednesday to elect a number...

Details from Each Chamber: HOUSE - The House worked through the Calendar this week, joining the Senate for a Joint Assembly on Wednesday to elect a number of judges. Tuesday, the House cleared some of their...more

Firearm Concealed Carry Act

On July 9, 2013, the Firearm Concealed Carry Act became state law and Illinois became the 50th state to enact concealed-carry legislation. The Illinois law allows concealed guns on private property and places of work and...more

Transportation Industry Beware: New York Quietly Enacts New Legislation Targeting Worker Misclassification

New York has enacted new legislation, which will have a significant impact on the state’s commercial transportation industry. The legislation was initially made effective on March 11, 2014, but was subsequently amended to...more

Four Teams Short-listed for the Maryland Purple Line P3

On January 8, 2014, the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transit Administration announced that four teams were short-listed to submit proposals to design, build, construct, finance, operate and maintain...more

Infrastructure Alert - December 6, 2013

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association is forecasting that the U.S. transportation infrastructure construction market will grow by 5 percent from $129 billion in 2013 to $135 billion in 2014. ARTBA forecasts...more

FTA Offers More Insight on Evaluating New and Small Starts Projects

Today the Federal Transit Administration published final policy guidance to augment its New and Small Starts Program final rule published earlier this year. The final rule established how the Federal Transit Administration...more

Infrastructure Alert - July 10, 2013

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has released a Waterborne Freight Transportation report....more

It's All About Timing: PPP Payments

During the afterglow of the closings for the Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road projects, transportation officials across the country viewed public-private partnerships (PPPs) as a panacea for the challenges caused by...more

California High-Speed Rail Authority Receives Federal Regulatory Authority to Construct Initial Segment of Passenger Rail System

Yesterday, the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) authorized the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) to construct the initial 65-mile segment of its passenger train system between Merced and Fresno,...more

Caltrans and Metro Issue Request for Qualifications for the Accelerated Regional Transportation Improvements Project

The California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”), in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”), issued on May 31, 2013 a Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”) for teams...more

"Near Public Transportation" - the New Real Estate Mantra?

More evidence of the beneficial impacts of transit-oriented development has arrived in the form of a new property values study by the American Public Transportation Association, the Center for Neighborhood Technology and the...more

Maryland Transit Administration Issues RFI on New Purple Line and Red Line

This week the Maryland Transit Administration (“MTA”) issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) requesting private sector involvement to collect best practices for delivery and financing of the planned Maryland National...more

The people on the bus

Ed Begley, Jr. I am not. He’s a prolific actor (271 roles according to IMDb) known more for eco-evangelism than any role he’s played. I own a car — a late-model gas-guzzling V-6. I’m not proud that it guzzles. But Teslas are...more

District of Columbia Mayor Gray Announces Release of New Sustainable DC Plan to Implement Sustainability Initiative

The release of a new plan to implement the District of Columbia's "Sustainable DC" Initiative was announced by Mayor Vincent Gray on February 20, 3013. The Sustainable DC Plan builds on 15 months of planning and public...more

District of Columbia DOT Stands Ready, Willing and Able to Enter Into P3s

On October 11, Nick Nicholson, Deputy Director and Chief Engineer of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) Infrastructure Project Management Administration, participated in a panel session at the...more

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